U-M alumna receives first Gribben award

Dr. Laura Norris, who earned her dental degree from the U-M School of Dentistry last spring, is the first recipient of the Patrick Gribben Community Commitment Award.

The $25,000 award recognizes Norris’ efforts to provide oral health care to children and adults in underserved areas of Michigan. For the past year, she has been practicing at Cherry Health in downtown Grand Rapids.

Established by the Delta Dental Foundation, the $25,000 award honors Gribben’s achievements during the 25 years he was president and chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Michigan and later the Delta Dental Fund, which is dedicated to improving the oral and overall health of children and adults.

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